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    I have Nepenthes ramispina and mine is more of a reddish brown. I haven't had it very long though so can't comment on how dark the pitchers actually get.

    If you are looking for black pitchers, you might try looking at Nepenthes izumiae x ramispina or Nepenthes izumiae. From the pics I have seen and various posts I have read over the years, it appears that they produce the blackest pitchers that I am aware of. I think there are a few different forms of izumeae out there with varying degrees of darkness though. The Nepenthes izumiae x ramispina clone from EP appears to be rather dark.

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    Nepenthes izumiae (dark clone)
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 04-05-2011 at 01:21 PM. Reason: N. A. - capital "X" is only used to indicate intergeneric hybrids, lower case "x" is used to indicate interspecies hybrids

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    When I had nepenthes ramipsina, my particulars plant's pitchers were more of dark charcoal grey. There is apparently some variation in how dark they get. I would second Nepenthes izumiae if you want truly black pitchers.

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    N. Black Knight is a nice plant / At least I like mine
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...78327403XFtxUm
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    I can say they don't have as much color {at least in my experience} when grown indoors compared to outdoors in sun light
    Mine lost a lot of its color when I brought it indoors over the winter
    Mainly on the leaves / They turned more of a green color than their usual maroon color
    But I agree that N. Black Knight doesn't make true black pitchers

    "I" would have to say that N. Ramispina is the only Nep "I've" seen pics of with what I would call Black pitchers

    Now I'm going to have to check out / look for a N. Izumiae (dark clone)
    Thanx to dashman / LOL

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    Sorry. The quality of that pic isn't very good but it was the best I could find. I recall a better pic on another forum somewhere of an N. izumiae in situ with literally black peristome and outer pitcher walls.

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